Tuesday, 21 May 2013


Here we go again...

The World Health Organization (WHO) is in the process of seeking input from professional stakeholder groups and consumers regarding the draft proposals of the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD–11).

As part of this process –
The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities convened a small group of distinguished interdisciplinary expert professionals in intellectual disability to review the ICD–11 proposal regarding revisions of the condition previously known as 'mental retardation'. This article presents the recommendations made by the AAIDD to the WHO Secretariat regarding the name, definition, diagnostic guidelines, and classification of the condition known today as intellectual disability.
In response  the WHO will eventually come up with whatever it does, and in due time all this will then doubtless impact upon those who do whatever they do at that time, with whoever their clients, in the name of Conductive Education.


Marc J., Luckasson, R., Nygren, M. (2013) AAIDD proposed recommendations for ICD–11 and the condition previously known as mental retardation, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, vol. 51, no 2, pp. 127-131. 

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